Jul 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Technical Certificate

For more information, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.

The Criminal Justice Technical Certificate is a multi-disciplinary program offering students a competitive edge when seeking employment for entry-level positions in the criminal justice field.  Students completing the certificate may apply some coursework toward the AAS or AS/AA degree in Criminal Justice.

For additional information, go to https://www.volstate.edu/academics/social-science-and-education/criminal-justice.

The Criminal Justice Technical Certificate is embedded within the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice, the Associate of Science, Criminal Justice and General Studies area of emphasis, and the Associate of Arts, General Studies area of emphasis.  Courses in this certificate may be used to award these degrees.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge, and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level position in the criminal justice field.

  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the organizational structure, common legal terms, definitions, concepts, and roles of law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.

CIP  Code: (27) 43.0104.00    SOC Code: 33-3051.00

Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (16)

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

Traditional Schedule (One Semester)